LibriVox recording of The Magic World, by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding.
Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages.
The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in magazines (like Blackie's Children's Annual), are typical of Nesbit's arch, ironic, clever fantasies for children. (Summary by Wikipedia and Ruth Golding)
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January 10, 2017 Subject:
Thank you, Ruth Golding
That was absolutely wonderful.
April 15, 2009 Subject:
Great book of short stories, great reading preformance
Edith Nesbit had a great imagination. Her fantasy stories are full of magic that appear in day-to-day situations. Sure to enchant children and make they dream it can happen to them too. From becoming a cat (in The Cat-hood of Maurice), finding a spy-glass that make make everything bigger (in The Mixed-Mine), the princess that gets the help of a hedge-pig in recovering her kingdom (The Princess and the Hedge-pig), a glass cat that saves a boy's home (in The White Cat), to other tales in this book, there are stories for both boys and girls. A timeless classic.
The reader (Ruth Golding) performance is as good as professional recordings created in a studio (no background noises and her reading is flawless). She has many fun voices and a few special effects that brings the stories to life.